A lot of damage to that aircraft. 2 new engines/pylon(s), new landing gear (I imagine they will replace them all), and new d-nose sections and L/E slats on the right wing, plus T/E flaps and fairings too. Doable?? Absolutely, cost effective? Maybe not. I have no idea on aircraft valuations.Jump to post
Also a question; does someone know how many plain painting facilities world wide are suitable for the A380? There are two in Hamburg. I don't know if Toulouse has some, on maps I count two or three. Have MRO companies build A380 painting facilities and hangars? I think Emirates are building their o...Jump to post
I don't believe it will venture to Mobile under normal ops, but who knows, if a emergency situation arose. I believe the main purpose of the Beluga XL is to carry 2 A350 wings at the same time, as opposed to a single wing the current Beluga can carry The main purpose is to take over from the older ...Jump to post
According to FlightGlobal, both captains left the cockpit, that's the more worrying part. Ok, it was on autopilot, before anyone thinks I'm scare mongering.Jump to post
I don't believe it will venture to Mobile under normal ops, but who knows, if a emergency situation arose.
I believe the main purpose of the Beluga XL is to carry 2 A350 wings at the same time, as opposed to a single wing the current Beluga can carry
Richard28 wrote:Wow! thanks for the update!
The tail section however looks a little odd - probably a consequence of not being fully painted yet?
Thanks Karel as always. It looks huge but I guess we will have to wait for a nose to nose picture for comparison.Jump to post
The planned rate is 63 per month, and looking to increase. Well, the public target is 60 per month (see http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2015/10/airbus-to-boost-a320-production-to-60-a-month-in-mid-2019.html) although Leeham expects further increases. My mistake, you are correct.Jump to post
100% definitely (At this present moment) NO. Quite simply, all the A340 wing jigs in the UK has been removed/destroyed. Unless they wish to attach a completely different wing, which will then result in a full flight test regime etc, etc didn't Airbus switch over to a CNC controlled universal wingji...Jump to post
Airbus only shut down for 2 weeks in August, and that is only for planned maintenance. And there is nothing to say that deliveries can not happen during these 2 weeks, if the requirement is there. There is no requirement to shut down for 2 weeks in December. Yes, you lose a few days to the holidays,...Jump to post
100% definitely (At this present moment) NO. Quite simply, all the A340 wing jigs in the UK has been removed/destroyed. Unless they wish to attach a completely different wing, which will then result in a full flight test regime etc, etcJump to post
KarelXWB wrote:Looks like TAP Portugal has accelerated some A320neo deliveries, first a/c will be MSN 8043 and should be delivered in early 2018.
I thought it was just the Leap 1B with the valves pinned open, or is it both 1A and 1B now?Jump to post
@washingtonflyer, can you give an update of the outcome, if you are able to that is.
The better questions are, what was the maintenance procedure that started the fire? And more importantly, when the article states the fire was extinguished promptly, what timeframe is defined as prompt?? Because to me, that looks like a fire that either ripped through the cabin or was allowed to con...Jump to post
The main freight door for the new Beluga XL has been fitted.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... oo-443917/
Hainan's newest 789 B-1343 on the flightline https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQO8CqOUEAACE3E.jpg https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/937799910472130560 Is there going to be a special colour scheme on this one, as it's already got the registration, Chinese characters and airline name on the fuselage? I...Jump to post
There is definitely a ramp up in neo activity. It's approx an 80neo/20ceo split at present on the line and has been for the past 3-4 weeks. Also, a 50/50 split between A320/A321.Jump to post
It would be handy to see a side on view of the engine on the test bed for comparison also.
But first impression, wow! Huge engine.
And the pylon too plus some fairings and slats. It's turning out to be a fairly big job just for the ferry flight homeJump to post
Msn 8108 starts FAL build the beginning of December. Not sure yet if it's TLS or XFW.Jump to post
Surely it comes down to the length of the wing when the tips are folded. What affect does it have to the air flow with the tip folded and at mtow, but more importantly, if one engines then fails at take off also. Like everything the OEM's do, it will be computer modelled, but also proven in test fli...Jump to post
There's a very big surge of neo's coming down the line right now, a big push for the end of year target perhaps??Jump to post
Surely that depends on who the suppliers are for the C series. Airbus can put just as much pressure on suppliers by changing them on the cashcow A320 for a different supplier.
Let's the poker game commence...
It is currently listed as an Airbus prototype. Not sure about after certification and rework however.Jump to post
smokeybandit wrote:pugman211 wrote:Here's a video of the tanker in action in Florida I believe.
Well that video says it's in California
Here's a video of the tanker in action in Florida I believe.
Nearly back over France nowJump to post
Being reported on FlightGlobal too
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... mm-442213/
Maybe this sounds stupid and reckless, but why not get something the size and weight of say an engine the same as MH370, put a tracking device in it and drop it in the ocean where they believe it probably crashed. The reason behind the madness is that it will give a live data feed on the underwater ...Jump to post
There was an engine run on MSN 1795 today. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4494/37531836261_f58f6b9582_z.jpg Flightline 6/10/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4493/37500399122_14f57bd4d0_z.jpg Airbus A330 NÉO first run engines by cliper31 , on Flickr Finally!!! Let's g...Jump to post
The seizure theory is one theory. Another theory is a materials failure ie microscopic deficiency leads to crack forming and then catastrophic failure. Just to be clear, I don't think the seizure theory is the cause, I believe like others, that this could be a material failure that lead to a crack ...Jump to post
I'm just curious here, but the centre part of the engine is the fan hub nut correct? So the part we can see where the fan sheared off, is that the part that would normally rotate? If it is, then does that mean the shaft is bent/bearing seized , which you would expect really considering the forces i...Jump to post
Another photo of engine https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLOJxqrVAAAar1z.jpg https://twitter.com/KristoferA/status/915226648785567744 I'm just curious here, but the centre part of the engine is the fan hub nut correct? So the part we can see where the fan sheared off, is that the part that would normall...Jump to post
[img]9[/img] https://imagr.eu/up/WjDiL_DLGV5R5VAAAgsx6.jpg https://twitter.com/cypheristikal/status/914677017622089728 Is that flap track fairing damaged on the right side of the picture??? So you have damage on the O/B leading edge spat where parts went over the wing and damage under the wing also....Jump to post
Is it right to say that looking at the photo's nearly all of the low compressor section is nearly missing or is it just the N1 fan?
No idea on the schematics of the engine so just asking
qf789 wrote:ikolkyo wrote:pugman211 wrote:Wow! That is Some serious damage! Is the whole front fan missing or just the cowling??
Is this a GE or RR engine?
They have the GP7200 powerplant
Wow! That is Some serious damage! Is the whole front fan missing or just the cowling??
Is this a GE or RR engine?
There is a yellow tug in front of it with the nose gear liftedJump to post